Bridle Shiner

Species Name: Notropis bifrenatus

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Clear water in slack areas of streams and riveers and are also found in lakes and ponds. Associated with moderate levels of submerged aquatic vegetation with open areas where they can school.

Threats to Survival

Habitat alterations due to turbidity, flow alterations, draining of ponds and exotic species.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Maintaining sufficient water levels, water quality and curbing the amount of exotic species introduced.